According to the International Computer Science Institute’s study approximately 60 percent of Android Apps tracking kids’ data without taking permission from their parents. That would violet the federal law. The tech giant, Google has said that it is ready to act against the android apps it finds violating safety policy.
Technology news website Tom’s Guide quoted as company’s spokesperson, “If we determine that an app violates our policies, we will take action. We always appreciate the research community’s work to help make the Android ecosystem safer.”
The study says that these Android apps illegally monitoring kid’s behavior and tracking their data accordingly. The 1998’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act commands privacy as well as consent requirements for website operators catering to children under 13.
Further, the spokesperson added, “We are taking the researchers’ report very seriously and looking into their findings. Protecting kids and families is a top priority and our Designed for Families programme requires developers to abide by specific requirements above and beyond our standard Google Play policies”.
92 percent of 1,280 Android apps utilize Fakebook’s API in the violation of COPPA, study says. The tech giant decision comes after Cambridge Analytica’s scandal had illegally gathered Facebook information of 87 million users.